Happy hunting... poor V8's..
Engine developed a misfire on mild acceleration at 90000 km's. This required new platinum plugs and some high quality spiral ignition leads to fix.
Front sway bar ball joints very poor after 65000 km's, This required removal and tapping the back of ball joints to re-tension bushes.
Centre tail-shaft bearing worn out at 90000km's. This required removal of bearing, and sending to a bearing specialist who managed to source a generic part. This saved me nearly $400 Australian over the price of the genuine item.
This is a very deceptive car. It manages to slay the performance of most V8 powered cars, and has the power to outrun a 2002 WRX between 30 to 140km/h.
My car has a bull-bar and fog lights and is shaped like a mini van. The police have no idea how fast it is.
I can fit a lot of gear with the sliding side door, and large adjustable boot area. The rear seat slides back and forward, and also folds out of the way.
The front seats are Recaro's and are extremely comfortable.
This car also has climate control airconditioning, adjustable everything, and very good driving vision.
Things I would suggest installing to make your living with this vehicle more enjoyable :-
3" exhaust with 2 straight through mufflers and most importantly a resonator. This will dramatically improve performance and fuel economy.
Cruise control if you travel long distances.
Tinted windows due to the extreme amount of glass area.
Good plugs and leads.
This is a genuine wolf in sheep's clothing, the Evo Lancer engine in a mini van. Get one to keep the wife happy, kids in plenty of room, and yourself awake with adrenaline.
Happy hunting... poor V8's...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2003